I am working since some time on a remake of a very popular strategy game from the 80's - Empire. It is still an early alpha, but it is already playable.
There can be up to 7 players. You can play against computer, other people (hot seat) or network.
The mechanics is pretty simple - You start with one city. You can decide what to build - army, plane or ships. You must conquer cities to produce further units. You can conquer a city only with an army. When choosing a production, You will see how many turns You need to produce that unit and how many units are already being produced.
To move an army simply use the numpad (7 is move up-left, 2 is move down, etc.) or click left mouse button next to Your unit on a filed where do You want to go. Space skips the move. You will see green field (movement allowed) or red (not allowed) - You can disable this by pressing "B" or unchecking "Show possible moves" from the settings. Armies can move on land, ships on sea, planes everywhere, but they have limited radius (max 20 fields). Transports can carry up to 6 armies, carriers up yo 8 planes.
There is no manual yet, but a lot of things should be self-explainig. If You press right mouse button on a unit or city, You will see a menu with commands. Some of them are not yet implemented (like escort or patrol). If You do not want to move Your unit, press "s" or choose "Sentry" from the menu. To activate it again, press click right on it and choose "Activate".
There will be still a lot of bugs, but I am constantly chasing them along with futher development.
The game has been written in C++ and AppGameKit tier 2. I use a monitor with 1920x1080 resolution, but game should work fine with any resolution.
A map editor is built in, so You can create Your own maps. You can also save local games, saving network games is to be implemented along with better network code.
A lot of work is still before me, but I decided to show the progress and hope for comments.
Technicals: Practically every computer able to run Windows XP or higher should be fine. At least 2GB ram are required, any graphics card will do.
Maximum map size is 4000x4000, up to 100000 units per player.
To start the game use "Empire" from the main directory.